Michigan says no to medical marijuana for anxiety and depression

Michigan says no to medical marijuana for anxiety and depression

Michigan has approved 11 new conditions to be treated with medical marijuana. However, anxiety and depression are some of the many diseases to be denied medical marijuana treatment in the state. According to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), the conditions to be treated with medical marijuana include chronic pain, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Parkinson’s disease, autism, arthritis, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, Tourette’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and spinal cord injury.

“With the changes in state law to include marihuana-infused products, and the advancement of marihuana research, and upon the recommendation of the panel members, I’ve added these 11 conditions to the approved list,” said LARA Director Shelly Edgerton. “I’d like to thank the members of the review panel for their hard work in discussing these petitions and making their recommendations,” he added.

The new conditions, which remarkably expands treatment options for medical cannabis, were recommended by the Medical Marihuana Review Panel in May and June after considering public comment on them. However, 11 conditions were barred from being added to the list, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, schizophrenia, social anxiety disorder (SAD), asthma, brain injury, diabetes, gastric ulcer, non-chronic pain, and organ transplant.

Marijuana is highly addictive

Though pot enthusiasts are celebrating their new-found acceptance across the U.S., on the flipside, it comes with a heavy price. According to experts, the easy-to-access psychoactive substance can push users to dabble with other types of hard drugs, leading to several physical and mental disorders. Moreover, marijuana metabolites are generally accumulated in fat cell, which makes detoxification a complicated and lengthy process.

Marijuana contains delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a neurotoxin, which has a significant impact on a user’s physical and mental health. Over time, the individual is unable to discontinue the use of marijuana in spite of the negative impact on his or her life. Some of the common effects of marijuana addiction are: anxiety, amnesia, cognitive impairments, distorted perception, difficulties in thinking and problem solving, poor motor skills, and accelerated heart rate.

Anxiety disorder is treatable

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem in the U.S., affecting 40 million adult Americans, or 18.1 percent of the population each year. Anxiety disorders manifest in myriads forms, including phobias, panic attacks and many more, making it tough to draw a clear line of distinction between an official diagnosis and a general anxiety issue. Almost every individual experiences anxiety or nervousness under various circumstances, ranging from speaking in front of an unknown crowd to something much more severe such as going through a phase of financial problems. However, these anxieties are transitory in nature and vanish on their own with time. But for some people, anxiety becomes so persistent or overwhelming that it begins to control each and every aspect of their lives. In such cases, professional treatment and therapies from a reputed mental health treatment center can go a long way in treating the condition.

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